Lem Villemin is an am skater sponsored by Adidas, Cliche, Thunder, FKD, Arrow and Beast Skate Shop, Nixon, Spitfire and Skullcandy. He bgean his skate career as part of the flow team for Chocolate, appearing in the Girl/Chocolate Der Bratwurst Tour Ever film from 2010, but turned his back on Los Angeles in 2011 in search of new challenges with French company Cliche, based in Lyon.
Despite a series of injuries to knees and ankles, his career with Cliche has gone from strength to strength since the move, putting out a solid mini-part with Flo Mirtain in 2012 and featuring in the full-length Bon Voyage in 2013. Other highlights of his career include a near-perfect last part in Diagonal, the 2009 full-length film from Adidas Europe, edited by Torsten Frank.
Lem was born on 11th October 1989 in Bangkok, Thailand, and lived the first seven years of his life with his grandparents in a small Thai town, full of rice patties, 500 people and not much else. After joining his French father and Thai mother in Stuttgart, Germany, he quickly picked up skills on a skateboard, often from his friend Glenn Michelfelder, who has since gone on to ride for LRG Europe.
Despite being only 24, Lem’s laidback style seems to belong to someone with years of experience behind them. Known for his goofy personality and for never taking himself too seriously, his all-too-rare video parts are stuffed full of smooth and powerful footage and it surely won’t be too long before he turns pro.